SEARCA Travel Grants for Asians

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture is seeking applications for its Travel Grants Program.

Grant Objectives

  • To provide opportunities to qualified Southeast Asian nationals to participate and present papers in ISARD-relevant scientific conferences and fora, locally or internationally;
  • To promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge/information vital to agriculture and rural development;
  • To provide the Grantee a venue to discuss with other scientists, researchers, university faculty and scholars, developments in their respective disciplines;
  • To facilitate linkaging, partnerships and active collaboration between SEARCA, or the applicant’s home institution, with other development organizations and donors;
  • To produce articles or any publication out of the Grantee’s presented paper, whenever appropriate and feasible.Funding Information

    To reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) toward food security and poverty alleviation in the region, SEARCA will provide travel grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to each qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, or graduate student in Southeast Asia.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants who will present scientific papers in international or local scientific fora are qualified for the Travel Grants.

    On a case to case basis, paper presentations may not be required if attendance to the conference is expected to result in establishing formal linkages, partnerships, collaborations and strong development impacts to the Center.

    Priority 1. Priority shall be given to the following:

  • SEARCA fellows (senior, adjunct and visiting fellows);
  • SEARCA Graduate scholarship alumni;
  • Researchers of SEARCA-implemented/coordinated projects;
  • SFRT grantees; Faculty and staff of universities under the SEARCA’s Institutional Development Assistance Program.Priority 2. Applicants who are citizens of Southeast Asian countries who are regular staff members of non-profit development-oriented institutions or graduate students of other agricultural universities in the Region may be considered if not enough qualified applications under Priority 1 have been received.

    At present, only citizens from the following countries are qualified to apply: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

    Applications Accepted All Year Round

    For more information and application details, see; SEARCA Travel Grants for Asians